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Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad

My old-fashioned fruit salad is convenient to make in the slow cooker when your oven and stovetop are occupied with other dishes. It's delicious alongside roasted meats, or even served over pound cake for dessert. —Debbie Kimbrough, Lexington, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced peaches, drained
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced pears, undrained
  • 1 jar (23 ounces) chunky applesauce
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 326 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • wunsagin
    Nov 27, 2016

    Very, very good! Made it exactly as written and I think next time I'll find a substitute for the apricots, just my personal taste.

  • mommayor
    Sep 13, 2015

    This was so good and easy. I make it in the winter when we want something warm for breakfast and fresh fruit is not in season.

  • Bcooks
    Mar 6, 2015

    I also reduce the amount of butter. Very good. We've had it over waffles before!

  • rena 55
    Sep 19, 2013

    I have made this recipe numerous times for different groups. It's always a hit and have many requests for the recipe. I use brown sugar in place of the white and often use only half the amount of melted butter that is called for. You can uses other fruits or what you have on hand.

  • rena 55
    Sep 19, 2013

    This is such a comforting recipe. I've fixed it for numerous groups of people, and always have requests for the recipe. The only thing I've changed is I use brown sugar in place of white and sometimes I only use half the butter called for.

  • Navyne
    Dec 20, 2009

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  • Cookin4MyFam
    Nov 16, 2009

    Missed the cranberries...bananas were a good touch. I added before serving.

  • Cookin4MyFam
    Nov 16, 2009

    I have made this recipe several times. Each time I received wonderful reviews and my crock pot was empty. I am making this today and it wasn't planned. I don't have all of the ingredients. No apricots or cranberries. I think I may add some sliced bananas and heat it on the stove.

  • GStaelens
    Dec 25, 2008

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  • bbradley1500
    Jan 20, 2008

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